Arthropods of Our Homes
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About Arthropods of Our Homes
For all of human history, insects and their relatives (collectively known as arthropods) have been our constant companions. We compete with them for food, use them as resources, and – whether we like it or not – share our homes with them. Many species, both common and unfamiliar, have been evolving with us for millenia. The Arthropods of Our Homes project explores the arthropod diversity of our homes. We are interested not only in what species are present, but also how the characteristics of your home and lifestyle may affect the insects, spiders and other arthropods that come to dwell there.
- Project description
- Guide to Common Insects and Other Arthropods Found in and Around North Carolina Homes
- Learn more about your arthropods
- Collection details
- Arthropods of Our Homes blog posts
- Matt Bertone, Extension Associate, Department of Entomology, NCSU
- Michelle Trautwein, Assistant Curator, Schlinger Chair of Dipterology, California Academy of Sciences
- MJ Epps, Post-doc
- Anne Madden, Post-doc
Bertone MA, Leong M, Bayless KM, Malow TLF, Dunn RR, Trautwein MD. (2016) Arthropods of the great indoors: characterizing diversity inside urban and suburban homes. PeerJ 4:e1582 https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.1582
In the Press
WIRED January 19, 2016 – Features research from the Arthropods of Our Homes project.
The Atlantic January 19, 2016 – Features research from the Arthropods of Our Homes project.